Arkansas Native Heritage Photos

Arkansas has an extensive collection of native pottery, most of which is housed in the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. The art is similar to what is found in Florida.

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Clay seated male figure from Cahokia Spiro Mound near St. Louis at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Arkansas Caddoan-culture native tripod jar at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Tripod ceramic jar excavated at Point Remove, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Tripod ceramic jar from Field's Chapel site, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.
Clay seated male figure (c1000-1100 CE) from Cahokia Spiro Mound near St. Louis at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Arkansas Caddoan-culture native tripod jar (15th c) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Tripod ceramic jar (c1200-1500 CE) excavated at Point Remove, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Tripod ceramic jar (c1200-1500 CE) from Field's Chapel site, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.
Human head effigy jar with red slip surface found Mainard Burial, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Human head pot found Bradley Place, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Human head vase with red paint found Fortune Mounds, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Fish effigy pot found near Little Warner, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.
Human head effigy jar with red slip surface (c1350-1550 CE) found Mainard Burial, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Human head pot (c1350-1550 CE) found Bradley Place, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Human head vase with red paint (c1200-1600 CE) found Fortune Mounds, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Fish effigy pot (c1350-1550 CE) found near Little Warner, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.
Fish effigy bowl found in Mississippi County, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Frog effigy bowl found Earle, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Rabbit effigy vessel found Upper Nodena, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Native American engraved shell gorget found Spiro Site, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.
Fish effigy bowl (c1350-1550 CE) found in Mississippi County, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Frog effigy bowl (c1350-1550 CE) found Earle, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Rabbit effigy vessel (c1350-1550 CE) found Upper Nodena, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Native American engraved shell gorget (c1150-1450 CE) found Spiro Site, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.
Engraved conch shell with three human figures found Spiro Site, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Native American earthenware jar from Ouachita River Valley at Historic Arkansas Museum. Little Rock, AR.Late Mississippian vessel in form of Underwater Panther from Rose Mound, Arkansas at National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC.
Engraved conch shell with three human figures (c1150-1450 CE) found Spiro Site, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Native American earthenware jar (1500-1700) from Ouachita River Valley at Historic Arkansas Museum. Little Rock, AR.Late Mississippian vessel in form of Underwater Panther (1400-1600) from Rose Mound, Arkansas at National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC.

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